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Listening to the Fabric

Listening to the Fabric

It has become apparent that my quilts want to design themselves. Each of my quilts begin with the fabric and, by listening to the fabric, the quilt design comes together. It will take just one fabric to grab my attention, then another one will want […]

Gypsy Garden Quilt

Gypsy Garden Quilt

Quick and easy quilts can be so gratifying.  We’re all so busy these days and the time we get to spend quilting has become very precious, so it’s good to able to whip something up in a few weeks rather than a few years. Gypsy Garden is perfect for […]

Stunningly Simple

Stunningly Simple

The planets aligned last week so I was able to spend time in my sewing room making a small quilt that was inspired by Maxine Rosenthal’s book, One Block Wonders. This dazzling quilt is a kaleidoscopic explosion of colour, movement and pattern. My quilt was cut from just 1.8m (2yds) of fabric (a […]

Welcoming 2015 by filling bobbins in advance

Welcoming 2015 by filling bobbins in advance

Before Christmas I cleared my sewing table of all the clutter that had accumulated over the past year. In the clutter there were a couple of piles of fabric still waiting for inspiration. One pile was my collection of warm greys and citron greens. With just these […]

Garden Pleasures

Garden Pleasures

Fragrant air and a warm breeze signal that spring is almost here. Yesterday I was drawn outdoors to take some photos of our first spring day. My pleasure was immense and it reminded me of my Garden Pleasures Quilt. This quilt hangs in the entry […]

Moon Shadow

Moon Shadow

Having to choose a favourite quilt is like having to choose a favourite child, but if I had to choose one, Moon Shadow is high on my list of my favourite quilts  — just don’t tell my other quilts. The simplicity of the design made it […]

It's not just about the shopping (did I really just say that?)

It's not just about the shopping (did I really just say that?)

Believe it or not, I don’t have a large stash of fabric. My fabric gets used very quickly as I mostly buy what I intend to use. Having said that, sometimes I do have a few odd pieces left over and that’s when I will try […]

Stepping Up

Stepping Up

After I had been teaching patchwork and quilting classes for a couple of years I was asked to teach at our local quilt store.  Happily I took on the new challenge and readily accepted the job. I then started to think about what I would teach. When […]

Moon Shadow Progress

Moon Shadow Progress

Sometimes I think I deliberately go slow when I am quilting. I’m not sure if it’s because I am prolonging the joy of hand quilting, or it’s because I can’t decide on what quilt pattern to do next. Either way, Moon Shadow is coming along […]

The Constant Thread Of My Life

The Constant Thread Of My Life

In July I will celebrate a big birthday. Believe it, or not, I am really looking forward to it.  The party invitations have been posted and I can’t wait to share the day with my family and friends.   This birthday is a milestone. As I reflect […]